1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Known As The Red Letter Car Is Heading To Mecum’s Tulsa Auction

May 28, 2021 2 min read
1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Known As The Red Letter Car Is Heading To Mecum’s Tulsa Auction

Known as "The Red Letter Car," this 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda was originally ordered by the selling dealer for use as a demonstrator. Today it sits as possibly the most highly optioned Six-Pack ‘Cuda Plymouth ever made.

Plymouth made over 33k Barracuda hardtops in 1970 and only just over 16k were Cudas. While not quite as rare as the HEMI equipped ‘Cudas, factory equipped 440+6 cars featuring an automatic transmission only accounted for 852 examples. This 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda being offered at Mecum’s upcoming Tulsa auction is one with a peculiarly long options list that mixes a combination of high performance and Luxury features.

Among the 37 factory options listed on the dual fender tags is the A36 Performance Axle Package, the factory N96 shaker hood, power steering, and power brakes. Under the hood is a V-Code 440-cid V8 engine topped with a 6-barrel induction system and paired with an automatic transmission. Even from the outside without knowing what is under the hood, it is very apparent that this is a very special car. It features a stunning Rallye Red finish with matching front and rear Elastomeric bumpers, a Red shaker, and color-matched outside mirrors.

This car is number 134 of 288 listed on the Chrysler registry and is likely to be the most well documented ‘Cuda still in existence. It is accompanied by two window stickers, four highly documented binders, previous owner’s titles, receipts, an owners manual, and some factory advertising literature. Featured in High Performance Mopar in March of 1991 and again in July of 2009, the car was also shot to be featured in Mopar Enthusiasts by Bob Stone. For more information on this car or how to register to bid click here.

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